How to Identify PIC 4020 and s501 Problems Before the Department and Resolve Them

What happens if you miss spotting PIC 4020 and Section 501 problems before the Department? Gain advanced strategies from renowned immigration lawyer Simon Jeans to be proactive and safeguard your clients' interests. Discover how to effectively identify and address PIC 4020 fraud and Section 501 character issues before they disrupt visa applications, covering the entire process from start to finish. Learn what and what not to lodge, when to do so, how to conduct yourself, how to lead evidence about your client's case, and how to handle clients who seek to minimize or deny issues. Get comprehensive insights and more to navigate immigration challenges successfully.

Tuesday, 3 September 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00

Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories


Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law, Best Lawyers 2024, Australasian Lawyer 2023; Most Influential Lawyers 2023, Forbes 30 under 30

1.30pm to 2.30pm How to Identify PIC 4020 and S501 Problems Before the Department and Resolve Them


  • How to spot and fix PIC 4020 fraud and section 501character issues before they derail your clients' visa applications
  • What and what not to lodge, and when?
  • How to conduct?

Presented by Simon Jeans, Principal, Jeans Lawyers; Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law; Best Lawyers 2023, Immigration Law


Marial Lewis, Principal Solicitor and Founder, Crossover Law Group
Marial Lewis is one of Australia's top immigration lawyers. She is an accredited specialist in Immigration Law by the Law Society of NSW as well as the winner of the prestigious 2021 and 2022 Lawyers Weekly 30 under 30 and the 2020 John Gibson Award - Young Migration Lawyer of the year by the Law Council of Australia. In 2023 she was recognised as one of the Most Influential Leading Lawyers in Australia and listed as the only woman in the Oceania region in the Women of the Future- 50 rising stars in ESG In 2022, Marial was listed in the Forbes list under 30 for social impact. Since 2022, she was recognized yearly by her international peers in the Who’s who Legal- Corporate Immigration Future Leaders and in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for 2023 and 2024- Immigration Law. Marial has also been a finalist in various national awards including, innovative of the year (individual), rising star of the year for the Australasian Law Awards and Women in Law, regional/suburban lawyer of the year and 30 under 30 since 2019. Marial is also a lecturer and unit coordinator in the Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law and a Teaching Fellow at UNSW for subjects such Administrative law. Marial is an international and national speaker on various matters from migration law to innovation to entrepreneurship. Marial is also a mother of two little ones whom she adores dearly, keeping her always on the go. After many years in private practice including being a partner in a specialist migration law firm, Marial founded Crossover Law Group, a Newlaw migration law firm focusing on servicing private and corporate clients migration law needs by delivering a fast, efficient and transparent excellent service whilst using innovation, technology and new ideas for better delivery. Crossover Law Group has been recognised as innovative law firm of the year finalist as well as Newlaw firm of the year finalist in various awards since its inception. Marial is a passionate lawyer who works with a wide range of clients assisting them with their immigration legal goals. She is also very experienced with complicated migration law matters such as refusals, cancellations, detention, character cases, review matters at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal as well as being a litigator in migration court cases.

Simon Jeans, Principal, Jeans Lawyers
Simon Jeans has been practising law since 1989.  He is an Accredited Specialist in Immigration Law and listed by Best Lawyers for Australia in Immigration Law. He has worked as an advocate for refugees and migrants with the Jesuit Refugee Service, RACS, Legal Aid (NSW), UNHCR and in his law firm. He was appointed as a member of the Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal from 2010-2015.  He was engaged by the College of Law in 2019-2020 as an assessor and external moderator for the Capstone Migration Agents Assessment.

This seminar is part of a series

Immigration Law Reform and Application Practical Strategies Over Lunch

Major reforms of Immigration Law continue, new Laws, new policies and the new Tribunal. You will gain a practical understanding of the changes in the new Administrative Review Tribunal and the TSS, Student and Visitor Visa amendments. Ensure that you are able to navigate the amendments to temporary visa applications and Labour Agreements brought about in the 2024-25 Federal Budget.  Obtain practical strategies to identify problems in Visa Applications.  All in one hour bite sized sessions to fit into your busy practice.


Attend the full series and earn 4 CPD units including:
1 unit in Professional Skills
3 units in Substantive Law

This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories



If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


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How to Identify PIC 4020 and s501 Problems Before the Department and Resolve Them


Single Session
Tuesday, 03 September 2024
1.30pm to 2.30pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00
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